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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 108

    A large 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with the image of Liberty**

    Price Realised  

    A large 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with the image of Liberty**
    engraved on one side with Victory standing with a torch in one hand and and the United States crest on the other and a native American at her feet; the other side is engraved with a mocking bird resting in the branches of a tree.
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) length.


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    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.